ARTHUR LYONS FILM NOIR FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2021!

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Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Thu
7:30 pm Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival ... @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival ... @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm
The 2021 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival screening schedule is released! Please join me, Alan K. Rode, and our special guests including NOIR ALLEY host Eddie Muller for our 21st year of cinematic dark delights[...]

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Victoria Riskin, Alan K. Rode, and William Wellman, Jr

Growing Up Hollywood: Alan K. Rode Interviews Victoria Riskin + William Wellman Jr.

Classic Movie Hub and the University Press of Kentucky, with co-host Citizen Screen, present the first event in the Screen Classics Discussion Series, ‘Growing Up Hollywood.’ Author Alan Rode (“Michael Curtiz: A Life In Film”) speaks with two children of Hollywood legends who are also successful biographers of their parents: Victoria Riskin, author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir, ” and William Wellman, Jr., the author of “Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel.” Recorded April 5, 2021.

Kat Lively juxtaposed with Alan K. Rode

Calling Old Hollywood

Prolific podcaster Kat Lively interviews Alan K. Rode on Film Noir, his classic Hollywood family lineage, what it’s been like preserving classic Hollywood and films via his restoration and hosting endeavors, his Michael Curtiz biography, what it was like interviewing Kirk Douglas, and more. Recorded on February 19, 2021.

Alan K. Rode and Scott Eyman

Interview with Scott Eyman

Alan K. Rode interviews noted American author and former book editor and art critic of The Palm Beach Post, Scott Eyman. Recorded on December 12, 2020.

Victoria Mature and Alan K. Rode introduce THE LONG HAUL (1958) at NOIR CITY, Hollywood, March 11, 2020.

Kudos to Victoria for taking Jessica Cronn’s original video and creating a documentary featurette, “Growing up Mature.”

New Blu-ray® Classics with commentary by Alan K. Rode

NOIR TALK Podcast Episode 2 with Alan K. Rode

NOIR TALK Podcast Episode 2 with Alan K. Rode

I had the privilege of being a guest on the FNF’s NOIR TALK podcast with host Haggai Elitzur. The discussion includes the recently concluded NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD festival and the upcoming ARTHUR LYONS FILM NOIR FESTIVAL in Palm Springs next month. Enjoy the chat!...

Top Ten Film Noirs

Top Ten Film Noirs

Ten of My Favorite Film Noirs Ten isn’t nearly enough, but there you have it. Here are some of my faves that are seminal genre entries, a classic that can’t be denied or, I just plain dug the hell out of the picture. The order of these films is not hierarchical.  Like...

Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

“In a superbly researched, highly compelling account of one of cinema’s most gifted and underrated directors, Rode provides a vivid description of Curtiz’s personality and work- ing methods. It is di cult if not impossible to imagine a more complete account of his life.” —Steven C. Smith, author of A Heart at Fire’s Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann

TV’s Mightiest Mouthpiece—The Noir Roots of Perry Mason

TV’s Mightiest Mouthpiece—The Noir Roots of Perry Mason

CROOKED MOUTHPIECES date back to the era of 1930s porto-noir gangster movies (reaching their apogee with Louis Calhern’s turn in The Asphalt Jungle), but crusading defense attorneys who trod the line between cleverness and corruption proved to be scarce onscreen.   ...

Dinner with Alfonse: A Family Remembrance

Dinner with Alfonse: A Family Remembrance

Alfonse at work Grandfather lit up a Salem and recalled the young Joan Crawford as we sat around the dining table.  “She would do anything with anybody,” he said with a knowing wink.  Grandmother shushed him with  “Alfonse!” as she and Mom cleared the table. Mom...

Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Thu
7:30 pm Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival ... @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival ... @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm
The 2021 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival screening schedule is released! Please join me, Alan K. Rode, and our special guests including NOIR ALLEY host Eddie Muller for our 21st year of cinematic dark delights[...]

New Blu-ray® Classics with commentary by Alan K. Rode

Live virtual presentation of MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM by Author Alan K. Rode held by the American Cinematheque. With Q&A moderated by Programmer Ryan Marker on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM PDT on zoom.

Also enjoy these follow-up Frequently Asked Questions answered by Alan K. Rode.

Books

book cover photo of director Michael Curtiz book cover art photo of Charles McGraw